Sunday, August 26, 2001

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 26, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas American Profile Treat your family to a great weekend LEISURE This Week Accordion traditions at NB Museum of Art NEW BRAUNFELS Lifestyle Waterpark concept keeps SUNDAY August 2001 SO pages in 5 sections pages in scene HERALDZEITUNG 150 247 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 Friday Night Catch It Get ready for high school grid iron madness with the Herald Zeitungs guide to all the local Find out whos picked to win and whos poised to Also included are game schedules and local radio air Check it City proceeding with annexation plans BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer New Braunfels City Council plans vote on the second reading of its annexation ordinances despite a lawsuit that threatens to derail the process for at least one sub Hunters Creek filed a lawsuit Fri day afternoon to block annexation for Area Attorney Randy Richards said the subdivision wanted a judge to provide answers to the city about its respon sibilities to provide water and waste water Richards also said he represented only Hunters Creek and not other subdivisions targeted for The citys stance is that water and sewer services arent municipal ser vices because New Braunfels Utilities provides sewer and Under the citys charter and ordi an independent board of trustees controls Under city officials they cannot guarantee water or wastewater services to newly annexed At the 13 council coun cil voted to remove any promise of water Whats Next Second reading of annexation ordi nance Monday at the council chambers includes executive session to discuss lawsuit Initial hearing todecide to grant the temporary restraining order and issue a temporary injunction until a trial date is Sept Third reading of annexation ordi nance setting the effective date of Exemplary Bulldogs Marions active students snare states highest rating BY ROBERT FALKENBERG HeraldZeitung Correspondent and he will tell you Marion Independent School District is a diverse and fulfilling place for stu We are a fun place to A lot of the kids we have are students who excel in several Most impor they dont have time to get in the superintendent MISD was one of 178 districts rated exemplary by the Texas Education Agency and Marion High School was one of campuses also recognized as exem Marion elementary and middle schools fell short of the exemplary award but still were recognized by This was the second year MISD was recognized as an exemplary dis Its funny how the different cam puses have supported each Dreyer Last we had two exemplary the elemen tary and the middle while the high school was This the campuses have The district has students and a faculty of 101 admin istrators and professional TEAs fourlevel rating scale includes low recognized and To earn an exemplary TEA requires 90 percent of each schools or districts students to meet mini mum competency requirements on the TAAS which measures and writing This includes all student See JESSIE Senior Josh Collins far right thinks he knows the answer to teacher Tracy Preisss question in Human Anatomy and Physiology class at Marion High MISD was one of 178 districts rated exemplary by the Texas Education and MHS was one of exemplary AMY Michael and Carolyn Gladden are upset that a 150foot cell phone tower will be placed across from their Zink Street home in a historic Zink was the first street platted in the city of New Tower troubles Watson to ask council to block tower in historic neighborhood BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer Michael Gladden sees the 150foot communications tower planned to go up across the street from his house as more than just an eyesore he sees it as disregard for his neighborhoods 150yearold Its a travesty to put a communications tower he A lot of these hous es have been here since the and to put a cell tower here is just It starts with a cell but it ends up with historic homes torn And people in New Braunfels will too what this neighborhood Towers of Texas applied for and got a permit to build a 150foot communica tions tower at the end of Zink directly across from Gladdens The land to place the communications tower is being leased to Tow ers of Texas by Habitat for which operates a small office across the street from the Gladdens Habitats vice president Kim Reynolds The tow er will generate funds that will allow us to build more We have to find ways to keep funds coming The decision to lease land to Towers of Texas was made before she the Habi tat for Humanity Reynolds Lee board couldnt be reached for On Council woman Juliet Watson plans to ask the rest of council to consider a 90day moratori um on such towers so the planning department can come up with rules regard ing communications towers See Rescuer says crash victims the only heroes in accident BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer SPRING BRANCH The Comal County rancher who helped two McAllen men escape a burning airplane on Saturday asked that news media stop bothering his The man pulled Jan and his brother Gary away from the scene of a private plane crash just north of Kestrel Air Park in Bulverde about Both men are being treat ed for burns at Brooke Army Medical Center on Fort Sam Army officials would release no information on their condition over the tele phone or in You cant come in a BAMC official said Saturday Weve had a hun dred people here all for the INSIDE Abby 2C Classifieds Comics 6B 1C 6A 4A Movies 2C On the Record 7A Sports 2A Stocks 8A Key Code Main Street group not finished yet BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer More than million in reinvestment for New Braun fels downtown increases in sales tax and property taxes revenues a decrease in vacancy rates all are suc cesses of the citys Main Street But the group says it is not finished Main Street Advisory Board Chairman Marian Benson and Interim Direc tor Laura LinhartKistner will pre sent city council with plans to restore the band stand on Main Basical its just a report to Benson They asked for the status of some so we prepared something for We want to show them where weve BENSON where we are now and where were After the departure of for mer Main Street Director Lynn the Main Street Advisory Board was faced with growing rumors that the council might end the But with LinhartKistner on board on a temporary basis and a state contract that runs through Benson said she was confi dent the program would con See MAIN